Important information about moving in will be going out via Saint Martin's University email to our new and returning Saints over the summer months. The email include information on what to bring, what not to bring, first floor meeting times, etc. If you have additional housing questions, please contact the Housing & Residence Life team.

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New students

Residence halls will open for new students on August 25-26 from 9AM-3PM. Students will be informed via email of their move-in day and time.

Returning students

Residence halls will open for returning students on August 27-28. Students will select move-in times between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm on both days. 

Early arrivals

Students who need to move on campus prior to the general move-in dates will be given information through their specific department or athletic team. Coaches/departments will be communicating with their athletes/student leaders about when they need to report to campus. All students needing to arrive early must complete the Early Move-In Request Form.


Housing & Residence Life Contact Info

Parsons front desk: 360-923-8727

Spangler front desk: 360-412-6163

Move-in checklist

  • School supplies
    • Binders, folders, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, index cards, tape, stapler, scissors, calculator, backpack, computer
  • Alarm clock
  • New extension cords (UL listed) and surge protectors
  • Emergency preparedness kit and the following items:
  • Sewing kit: buttons, pins/safety pins, needles, thread
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Toiletries:
    • Shower caddy (to carry toiletries), shower shoes, towels, shampoo/conditioner, soap, deodorant, razor, bathrobe
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Thermometer
  • Face mask/covering
  • Clothes for any temperature/occasion
  • Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bleach, laundry basket or bag
  • Bedding
    • Extra-long twin size sheets and comforter, pillows and pillowcases
  • Room Supplies
    • Desk lamp, fan, small trash can, room decorations with removable adhesive (we advise that students do not use command strips, as they have been known to damage the walls upon removal)
  • Kitchen items
    • Water filter/bottled water, dishes (just a few): cups, plates, bowls, silverware
  • Please bring no more than one per room of the following items: TV, DVD player, and small stereo

For additional information or answers to frequently asked questions, please consult our Student Handbook.

  • Large furnishings: beds, mattresses, desks, dressers
  • Open heat source appliances: Hot pot, hot plate, toaster oven, halogen lamps
  • Candles, incense, fireworks, or hookahs
  • Weapons (including, but not limited to: BB guns, pellet guns, or knives with longer than a 3” blade)
  • Pets (other than fish in a 5 gallon tank)
  • Dartboards (magnetic darts are acceptable)
  • Alcohol and drug paraphernalia
  • Amplifiers, subwoofers, or speakers larger than 6”
  • Refrigerator*
  • Microwave*

*All resident rooms are equipped with at least a mini fridge and a microwave. All apartments have full kitchens and large fridges.

For additional information or answers to frequently asked questions, please consult our Student Handbook.